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Definition and background:

The Spanish term for ornament or embellishment. Originally, Embellishments introduced in French music of the 17th century typically in keyboard music.See also [Eng.] Ornament; [Fr.] agr'ments or [Fr.] broderies; [Ger.] Verzierungen; [It.] fiorette or [It.] fioriture or [It.] abbellimento; [Sp.] adorno.Also ornamentation; embellishment.

For more information on the music term "Adorno" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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